Securing a sustainable future
energy system through
strategy, collaboration and innovation

Achieving a sustainable energy future

Energy is the most indispensable industry on Earth, and yet the competing perspectives around energy production, lower carbon energy, energy efficiency and diversification of energy sources are fragmented, divergent and polarising.   

The energy value chain must come together to bring about a radical, bold new approach to energy systems. 

Whilst the 2021 edition of the Citizens Energy Congress ran virtually and played a crucial role in connecting views on energy related questions, the 2022 edition will return in-person, to continue the dialogue and enable the many stakeholders to develop the new strategies, pursue greater collaboration and accelerate the innovations necessary for the energy industry to evolve and advance in ways that society deems acceptable and sustainable.

Previous speakers

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Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Former Danish Prime Minister and Former CEO of Save the Children

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Dr Ernest Moniz

The 13th United States Secretary of Energy

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Prof. Jeffrey Sachs

Director, Center for Sustainable Development

President, Sustainable Development Solutions Network


Peggy Liu


Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE)

Bob Dudley OGCI (002)

Bob Dudley


Oil and Gas Climate Initiative

Frank Mastiaux (002)

Dr. Frank Mastiaux

CEO, Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW)

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Rich Lesser


Boston Consulting Group

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Lorenzo Simonelli

Chairman & CEO

Baker Hughes

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Paul F. Browning

President and CEO, Mitsubishi Power Americas and Chief Regional Officer Europe, Middle East, Africa and Americas, Mitsubishi Power

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Nili Gilbert

Senior Advisor - BCG, Chair of Investment Committee - David Rockefeller Fund, Chair - U.N. Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance

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Councillor Barney Crockett

Lord Provost of Aberdeen

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Dr. Jennifer Wilcox

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (Acting Assistant Secretary)

U.S. Department of Energy

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Mele Kolo Kyari

Group Managing Director

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)


Yuri Sebregts

Executive Vice-President Technology, CTO


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Claire O'Neill

Managing Director - Climate & Energy

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

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Mark Brownstein

Senior Vice President of Energy

Environmental Defense Fund

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Patrick Child

Deputy Director-General, DG Research and Innovation

European Commission

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John Defterios

Former Emerging Markets Editor, CNN

Chairman, The Agora Group

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Mark Campanale

Founder and Executive Chair

Carbon Tracker

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Professor Jason Bordoff

Co-Founding Dean of the Columbia Climate School

Founding Director of Columbia's Center on Global Energy Policy

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Mark Radka

Acting Deputy Director, Economy Division

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


Francine Lacqua

Anchor and Editor-at-large

Bloomberg TV

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Harry Verhaar

Vice-President and Head of Global Public & Government Affairs


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Brian Sullivan

Executive Director


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Carlos Pascual

Senior Vice President, Global Energy

IHS Markit

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Jules Kortenhorst


Rocky Mountain Institute

Vanessa Miler

Vanessa Miller

Director of Energy Innovation and Impact


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Dr. Rebekah Shirley Lukera

Director of Research, Data & Innovation

World Resources Institute Africa

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Dan Murphy




Katherine Stodulka

Director of Sustainable Finance, SYSTEMIQ; Director of the Blended Finance Taskforce

Carlo Papa

Carlo Papa

Managing Director

Enel Foundation

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Dr. Annegret Groebel


Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER)

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Rana Adib

Executive Director


Julien Perez (2)

Julien Perez

VP Strategy & Policy

Oil and Gas Climate Initiative

Simon Birkebak

Simon Birkebaek


Boston Consulting Group

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Dr James Henderson

Director, Gas Research Programme

Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

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Atul Arya

Senior Vice President and Chief Energy Strategist

IHS Markit

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Veronica Chau

Partner and Director, Sustainable Investing and Social Impact

Boston Consulting Group

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Dr Sara Walker

Reader in Energy and Director of The Centre for Energy, School of Engineering, Newcastle University

Bas Sudmeijer

Bas Sudmeijer

Managing Director & Partner

Boston Consulting Group

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Ryan Chilcote

Award winning PBS NewsHour Special correspondent

Bloomberg Television and CNN alumnus

Nick Stansbury

Nick Stansbury

Head of Climate Solutions

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM)

Luca Corradi Innovation Network Director OGTC

Luca Corradi

Innovation Network Director

Net Zero Technology Centre

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Arthur Hanna

Visiting Professor of Energy Economics, School of Business and Economics

Loughborough University (UK)

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Eithne Treanor

Citizens Energy Congress Presenter


The 2022 edition of the Citizens Energy Congress will return in-person, to continue the dialogue and enable the many stakeholders to develop the new strategies, pursue greater collaboration and accelerate the innovations necessary for the energy industry to evolve and advance in ways that society deems acceptable and sustainable.

The 3-day exhibition & conference will connect the fragmented, divergent and polarising perspectives around energy and accelerate the industry’s response to growing pressure for a bold new approach to how energy is produced, distributed and consumed.



Over 300 organisations from across the energy value chain, from multi nationals to start ups, will showcase the innovations, technologies and business strategies that will enable the energy transition.


Sponsor the Citizens Energy Congress to demonstrate commitment to net-zero and leadership in the energy transition.

Inform strategic decision making and connect with leaders from across the value chain to forge new partnerships, challenge opinions and define the future energy roadmap.


The Citizens Energy Congress will enable a broad spectrum of energy industry professionals, policy makers, investors and civil society to challenge the concepts and constraints of the existing energy models and to foster consensus-driven foundations for a low-carbon energy system.

Gain insight on genuine debate around the most challenging energy issues, define future strategies, build partnerships and discover new technologies.


Gain insights to help you better address the complexity of the challenges facing the energy ecosystem with our latest series of expert insights, interviews and industry news.

Previous partners

Strategic Insights Partner

Decarbonisation Partner